Bridging Interoperability

Since its introduction in December 1999, Progress SoftwareCorporation's SonicMQ, an Internet messaging server, has been winning the award circuit.Among other things, its list of awards include Best Java Middleware from attendees at the SIGS Conference forJava Development, a World Class Award from Java Developer's Journal and the Readers Choice Award for best Javamessaging tool from Java Pro.

Since its introduction in December 1999, Progress Software Corporation's SonicMQ, an Internet messaging server, has been winning the award circuit.

Among other things, its list of awards include Best Java Middleware from attendees at the SIGS Conference for Java Development, a World Class Award from Java Developer's Journal and the Readers Choice Award for best Java messaging tool from Java Pro.

Now, the company has announced an extension of the server's connectivity through a family of bridges that will allow interoperability with JMS standard based platforms and legacy systems from IBM's MQSeries.

"SonicMQ offers enhanced performance over the Internet and stands out as a uniquely 'Internet-Friendly' message oriented middleware by leveraging its roots in the increasingly popular JMS specification," said Sally Cusack, research manager of Middleware and Businessware at IDC. "SonicMQ now also offers a bridge to IBM's MQSeries, enabling IT shops looking to integrate both their EAI and Internet initiatives with a best-of-both-worlds approach."

The family of bridges provides high-volume bidirectional access which developers can use to extend SonicMQ's standards-based messaging models to additional messaging systems and Internet services.

The bridges, apparently, both solve the problem of interoperability among different JMS implementations and provide solution to integrating B2B applications with legacy systems based on IBM MQSeries.

Once configured, the bridge will seamlessly route message traffic between a JMS messaging domain and an MQSeries domain.

Developers can use one or multiple bridges as necessary.

In a similar fashion, the SonicMQ Mail Connector allows the building of B2B solution on top of the messaging infrastructure of SonicMQ.

Progress Software Corporation is a NASDAQ listed software provider who has been established in the Asia/Pacific region for 10 years. It has around 100 employees and is represented in 15 countries across the region. Its subsidiary offices are located in: Australia, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

A beta version of the bridges is now available on www.sonicmq.com.